tour guide, as a novice rider, Alan started by taking me down some
gentle trails, and worked up to some harder more technical trails. He is
confidence inspiring, great guide, he knows lots of decent trials,
decent places to eat, glad to say unlike some other companies he doesn’t
ride like a mad man, everything is tailored to what you want to do and
what you feel Capable of, i have improved my skills that much whilst
enjoying riding the Catalunya trails.
I recently took a bike tour with Alan Holt of Spanish motor
bike tours. I don´t ride myself but having experienced a day and
half motor bike tour in the North of Vietnam as a pillion passenger I
decided I wanted to have a similar experience closer to home.
Alan bases his tours in and around the beautiful mountains
in the North of Spain. some of his tours even reach Andorra.
I was the first person to ask him for a tour on the back of
There had to be a degree of faith on my part and
of course he needed to know how capable I was as a pillion passenger. After a
brief chat about what I wanted from the day we started our tour.
Alan was very professional and rode the quiet sweeping roads
in a manner that made me feel very secure.
He chose a route that was both interesting and picturesque.
I had opportunities to take photos of the stunning views that stretched
into eternity and have coffee breaks in old medieval towns where time seemed to
have stood still.
When our plans for lunch went sideways because I had chosen
to tour on a very busy holiday weekend. Alan immediately came up with another
option in the next village. ,In truth it was just the type of place I love as
it was an old traditional family run restaurant with delicious home cooked
food. The windows looked over an amazing view of a beautiful valley, an
I had a very enjoyable day, the lack of cars meant we were
unhindered by traffic and. at every bend there was a spectacular view. The
terrain changed from terraced olive groves to rocky mountain peaks. Distant
villages nestled into the base of rolling hills and Pine covered mountains. As
my tour drew to a close the sun began to drop behind the stony ridges . the
dusk gave me another perspective as I watched the shadows grow longer and distant
lights from old stone farms flickered a welcome home.
I had an amazing day and would highly recommend a tour
with Alan. whether you are a rider or just want to enjoy the freedom of the
open road as a pillion you can´t fail to have a wonderful day.
The whole day lasted about 7 hours including our stops. it was well planned, spectacular and an incredible experience for me.
I spent 5 amazing days guided road riding in Northern Spain with Alan recently. He knew the best roads, nicest cafes and tailored the days to my requirements (lots of interesting twisties)
I’m happy to do 300 mile days so we spent most of the days in the saddle looking at scenery and travelling the most fabulous roads but he’s equally happy to shorten his routes or even spread them over two days with an overnight stop if you prefer a more leisurely day with more sightseeing and coffee stops.
Alan is fun and very easy going. His knowledge of the local area is encyclopaedic. I will certainly be back next year for longer as there’s so much we didn’t have time to explore.
I had a short one day ride with Alan last November trying to follow TET Spain on my Honda CFR250. Alan was super nice to show me the trails around Flix on his bike and we had an unforgettable day riding offroad in the mud. And digging the bikes out of it, cause it was super wet in Spain that month. It was a nice sunny day and my driving and navigation skills improved with Alan as a guide and offroad instructor. Thank you and good luck! Jurga